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Hikvision Launches ‘Touch-free’ Temperature Screening Terminals

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By Juan Pedro Tomás

Chinese company Hikvision has launched a “touch-free” temperature screening terminals for businesses dealing with challenges associated to the effects of COVID-19.

As businesses are reopening and employees are returning to work, managing protections for workers, customers and visitors with the lingering effects of COVID-19 poses challenges in the business world, the company said.

“To cope with challenges, it is crucial for businesses to maximize protection while operating their access control systems effectively. This requires safer and faster temperature screenings, controlling access, and recording attendance, as well as visitor management. Touch-free access control systems with a temperature screening function create an especially effective solution,” Hikvision said in a release.

Hikvision’s MinMoe terminals employ face recognition and thermographic technologies to make access easier and safer for work areas, record attendance, and simultaneously screen temperatures without requiring employees to touch a terminal or gate. The “touch-free” nature of the terminals is also suitable in high-throughput scenarios for fast temperature screening with access control, such as offices, factories, retail stores, and schools.

Equipped with advanced thermographic cameras, the MinMoe temperature screening terminals detect elevated skin-surface temperatures for preliminary screening. When detecting abnormal temperatures, MinMoe terminals can be set to deny access requests and alert operators to further confirm a person’s body temperature using clinical measurement devices, the company added.

“Powered by a deep learning algorithm, MinMoe terminals ramp up accuracy of face recognition to over 99 per cent, ensuring speedy and almost “non-stop” passing. Furthermore, the terminal performs well in low- and even zero-light environments,” the company said.

The company also noted that governments and businesses are requiring the use of mask in some specific areas. MinMoe Temperature Screening Terminals can also detect whether a person is wearing a mask. When a registered face is recognized but not wearing a mask, the device will prompt an audio reminder.

Hikvision is a partially state-owned Chinese manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance equipment, headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Its controlling shares are owned by the Chinese government.

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